Susan Ware Page named Community Person of the Year by Rockland Rotary Club

By Diane Zollo | Aug 11, 2017
Susan Ware Page receiving Community Person of the Year award from Past President Diane Zollo.

Rockland Rotaryy Club recently named Susan Ware Page as their Community Person of the Year for 2017-2018.  Every year, Rockland Rotary recognizes someone from the community who is not a member for their service to the community.

Susan graduated from Rockland District High School, attended the University of Southern Maine graduating with a degree in Business Administration.  After living in Seattle for 2 years working for a Fortune 500 company, Safeco Financial, she returned to Maine and the family business in September of 2001.

Susan has a very impressive resume including being inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, the University of Southern Maine’s Basketball Hall of Fame and the Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame for basketball.

She has been on committees and boards in various positions for the Maine Energy Marketers Association, the Pen Bay YMCA, Rockland Economic Advisory Council, Pen Bay Hospital, Rockland Recreation Advisory Council, Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, Lifeflight Foundation, and she organizes a team to volunteer at the Lobster Festival each year. She has helped coach Pee Wee basketball and was the chair of the Knox Center Long-Term care committee to raise matching funds for a grant.

Following in her father, John Ware's, footsteps, she is now in charge of the Maritime Energy/Maritime Farms Golf Outing which raised over $300,000 for Muscular Dystrophy.  In 2010, a 501c3 was formed called Energy 4 Life which is a program the Ware family started to help local families dealing with cancer.  The golf outing now benefits the Maine Cancer Foundation & Energy 4 Life.

In 2012, she started Karen’s Run/Walk in memory of her mother.  The money from this event goes to the Maine Cancer Foundation directed towards cancer research and the Energy 4 Life program. This event has raised over $100,000 since 2012 for the Maine Cancer Foundation.

Most recently, she was instrumental in helping to rename the Rockland Community Center to the Flanagan Community Center.

She is the 3rd generation to run this local family business that is known to all of us as Maritime Energy and Maritime Farms.  This business has 255 employees servicing Knox, Waldo, Lincoln, Hancock and Kennebec Counties.  Under her leadership, this business has experienced an 84% job growth which is over 100 new jobs created.

Susan Ware Page is the very definition of the Rotary motto “Service Above Self”.

She lives in South Thomaston with her husband, Charlie, and has two young sons.

 

 

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